September, 2016 - West Penn Miata Club

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September, 2016 - West Penn Miata Club
Volume 26 #8
September, 2016
Upcoming Events
Sat
Sep 10
Micro Brewery Cruise
Sun
Sep 18
Flight 93 Memorial Cruise
curvy roads and lunch at a restaurant that we have visited
on past cruises. They have great food and have
demonstrated the ability to handle a crowd arriving at the
same time. After lunch we’ll get our customary frozen treat
at a place the club has not visited previously.
Date and Time: Saturday, September 10, 2016. Driver’s
meeting at 9:15; we will leave promptly at 9:30.
Sat
Oct 8
Zimliki Cruise
Sat
Dec 3
WPMC Christmas Party
Cruise Limit: Due to parking restrictions, we must limit
this cruise to a total of 12 cars.
Cruise Type: Sporty
Meeting Place: Sheetz parking lot, located at the intersection
Microbrewery and
of Mt Nebo road and Interstate 79, adjacent to exit 68.
Distillery Cruise
RSVP: By September 3, 2016 to [email protected]
aka The Booze Cruise or call 724-869-0410
Flight 93 Memorial
Cruise
by Ray & Barb McBride
by Jerry and Candy Spehar
J
oin us on September 10th for a unique booze cruise.
We have visited many different wineries around
the region, but this is the first time our group will
visit a craft brewery and also make a separate stop at a
boutique distillery. The microbrewery, Auroch’s Brewing,
is a short distance away from our meeting point. Auroch’s
is the only area producer of gluten free beer and the
ownership is passionate about this endeavor. We will be
met by one of the owners, Doug, who will give us a tour
and discuss the brewing process. It is another short drive
to the distillery, McLaughlin’s, which is particularly
interesting. It is currently producing vodka, whiskey,
moonshine, and its biggest seller, bourbon. They even
make their own wooden casks for the bourbon on site.
The owner, Kim, will give us a tour and talk to us about
the manufacturing process. Samples are available for
tasting and purchase. From there we will head out for
D
o you know how many heroes there were on flight
93 that crashed into the ground on September 11,
2001, near Shanksville, PA? Our Cruise will take
you to the 9/11 Memorial where you will find out
everything you'd want to know about that tragic event.
This was such an inspirational experience for my husband
and I on our first visit, just realizing that these people gave
their lives, to save our CAPITOL OF THE UNITED
STATES. I hope you can join us for our cruise on Sunday,
September 18, 2016, which will take us through the Laurel
Highlands to the Flight 93 Memorial. There is a wonderful
visitors center with videos, phone calls that were made by
the passengers that fateful day, and pictures and
descriptions of the heroes. You then drive another mile to
the actual site, where there is a walkway leading to the
wall with the names of the passengers. Along the walkway
there are stations where you can dial a number on your
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cell phone, which describes what you are observing at that
particular area.
Prior to our visit to the Memorial, we will have brunch
at the Famous Oak Hurst Tea Room. The cruise will be
scheduled to allow approximately one and a half hours for
the visit to the Memorial. After the visit to the Memorial
we will return to Somerset for ice cream and the cruise
will end at that point.
Date and Time: Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Meet at
9:00 AM. Leave at 9:30 AM.
Meeting Place: Sheetz #327 2100 Mosside Bld. Monroeville
PA. At the intersection of route 48 and 130
Cruise Type:
Cost:
Sporty
I’ve talked about the roads and burgers but there are also
some of the most beautiful scenic vistas. Since it will be
autumn, the tree leaves should be beautiful. The day will
satisfy your Miata’s desire for ZoomZoom, your eyes for
beauty, and your stomach for an unforgettable burger makes for an unforgettable day. We haven’t had time to
run the cruse so we’ll let people who sign up know the
final details later. As noted in my Cruisin & Zoomin article
there is a possibility we may have to cancel due to family
health reasons.
Date & Time
Saturday Oct 8th, time to be determined
Meeting Place: I-79 Mazda, 100 Freesoil Road, Mt. Morris,
PA
Brunch $11.95 per person
RSVP: By September 5, 2016 to [email protected]
or cell phone- 412-607-8078. (We will be away from
September 6 to September 14, 2016, so please respond
prior to that date.)
Ohhh! Those Twisty
Roads and Burgers &
Fall Foliage Cruise
I
normal fare served at restaurants. The restaurant is in a
place you never would dream to find one. In fact the first
time we looked for it we passed it up and couldn't find it.
by Joe & Linda Zimliki
have had numerous requests for a rerun of the
“Twisty Roads & Burger Cruise.” If you have never
been on this cruise, this is your chance. The roads
are some of the best in the area. They are the type that
makes your Miata ZoomZoom happy! There will be 3
hours of driving two counties and two states with your
reward at the end. This will be a sporty/zoomin cruise.
The burgers you have to see to believe and they are deli-cious. Forget “Five Guys “ and all those other great
burger joints. These will spoil you. They also have the
Cruise Type: Sporty/Zoomin (Please check types of cruise
in the newsletter for more definition)
Requirements: Yourself & Your Honey or just Yourself,
Second love of your life - Your Miata, Desire to drive some
great twisty roads and view beautiful vistas, Healthy
appetite, Love of Zoomin cruise, and I THINK THAT
COVERS IT! If you meet these requirements, RSVP per
below.
RSVP:
By Oct 3 to Linda Zimliki at 724-327-1762 or
[email protected]
Cruise Types
LEISURE - A NICE DRIVE WHERE YOU WILL BE
ABLE TO ENJOY THE COUNTRY SIDE COMBINATION OF BELOW SPEED LIMIT & AT
SPEED LIMIT
SPORTY - A SPEEDIER RIDE SO YOU CAN ENJOY
THOSE CURVES - AT SPEED LIMIT
ZOOMIN - YOUR MIATA WILL BE MOVIN THROUGH
A LOT OF CURVES WITH SPIRITED DRIVING
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Let’S Go Zoomin Cruise
Our cruise listed for October will not be a weekend cruise.
Review
We are going to dust off our most requested past cruise
By Dennis & Ruthann Weber
I
t was overcast when we all assembled in Washington,
PA for the start of a wonderful day. Walt Dillen,
our cruise leader, rounded up his “herd” of 10 Miatas
and we traveled northwest on some great PA & WV country
roads. Remember on GunSmoke, when Chester said
“Mr.Dillen, Mr.Dillen please don’t run away from us?”
For the rest of the day many drivers were thinking about
what Chester said! Walt had told us many times his cruise
would be “ZOOMIN” and it was, a very fast and furious
drive on wet and dry twisty changing roads of PA & WV.
Our lunch destination was Oglebay Resort in Wheeling
WV where we all enjoyed some great food at the Wilson
Lodge in the Glassworks Grill - what a beautiful place!
The afternoon cruise was at a more relaxed pace back to
Washington and North to Canonsburg for our favorite ice
cream at Sarris Ice Cream and Candy store.
in its place. There is a possibility we may have to cancel
the cruise due to health concerns in our family. We are
going ahead and planning it and hope we will be able to
lead it.
WPMC held its Annual Picnic near the end of August
and it was a success. We had a great turnout. Members
outdid themselves with their food contributions to the
picnic. The talk was about the grape salad, and I will be
sending out the recipe for it. We played musical Miatas,
blind parking, horseshoes & croquet. Prizes were awarded
to the winners. Door prizes donated by Mazda were handed
out and a history fact about the club was revealed with
each prize. The temperature didn’t dampen our fun..
Zoom Zoomm Zoommm!
I think I still have a silly grin on my face from a day of
enjoying my Miata in a way it should be driven - top down,
windblown hair (?) and sunshine. Thanks Walt for your
hard work in planning the Zoomin Cruise for us to enjoy.
2016 CRUISIN & ZOOMIN
SEASON
BY LINDA ZIMLIKI
I
noticed leaves are falling. Dried up leaves crunched
under my feet walking in our driveway. It’s a sign
that fall is here. It is also a sign our cruisin &
zoomin season is coming to a close. We have two great
cruises in September, Spehar’s Microbrewery and Distillery
Cruise aka The Booze Cruise and Mc Brides’s Flight 93.
Hope to see you on at least one of these cruises.
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by Jim Pacillo
CLUB
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Top Down Adventures
Fort Ligonier Days -
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Check out www.pittsburgh.about.com.driving_tours for
by President Mike Butler
t was great to have such a nice turnout for our
annual West Penn Miata Club picnic at White Oak
Park. We had such delicious grilled food, fun games,
and great conversations which made it an enjoyable
afternoon. What I like most about our picnic is that we
all have a chance to relax and converse with our fellow
Miata enthusiasts. It was also nice having so many new
members attend this outing. I’d like to send out a big
thank you to all of our Board Members and spouses that
helped put this event together and thank everyone for all
the side dishes that complemented the grilled foods. There
certainly was plenty to eat, so no one should have gone
home hungry! Events like the annual picnic, Pittsburgh
Vintage Grand Prix and our Christmas Party are some
examples of what your annual dues help finance.
We’ve had some great cruises and fun times to look back
on from this past spring and summer. The best season of
the year, however, is approaching with Western
Pennsylvania‘s crisp-cooler temperatures, crystal clear
days, and autumn foliage. It’s a perfect recipe for “Top
Down Adventures”. There’s nothing better than going for
a drive in our convertible roadsters surrounded by the
beautiful colors of fall all around. So, whether you take
a drive on your own, or join us at one of our upcoming
cruises, take advantage of this time of year. As Miata
owners, we definitely have a reason for the season.
Celebrating its 57th year in 2016!
October 14, 15, & 16, 2016!
http://www.laurelhighlands.org/things-to-do/events/fortligonier-days
some fall foliage drives in Western Pennsylvania
Raccoon Creek State Park to Waynesburg (Rt. 18) – 58
miles
New Castle to Slippery Rock -16 miles
The Lincoln Highway – 76 miles
L aurel
E lk
Highlands Scenic Byway – 68 miles
& Clinton County Scenic Loop – 80 miles
L onghouse
National Scenic Byway – 55 miles
If you’re visiting this site just to check us out, Welcome!
I hope you'll join us for an event this year so you can learn
more about us.
See you soon!
Get ready, get set, ZOOM!
Any time of year is the perfect time of year to experience
something new and exciting in Western Pennsylvania, but
below are a few festivals and special events running through
the region this month. Autumn in Western Pennsylvania
is also a great time to take in some fall festivals.
Ligonier Highland Games – Saturday, September 24th,
www.ligonierhighlandgames.org
October Deadline
The deadline for articles for the
October newsletter is October 1,
2016
Pittsburgh Irish Festival – Friday – Sunday, September
9-11, http://pghirishfest.org/entertainment-schedule
Delmont Apple ‘N Arts Festival, Saturday-Sunday, October
1-2, www.delmontapplesnarts.com
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e-mail:
web site:
Officers
[email protected]
http://www.westpennmiataclub.com
Founder:
Paul Fronko
Legalese
President:
Mike Butler
(412) 498-0962
Vice President:
Walt Dillen
(412) 225-7562
Treasurer:
Nancy Galvin
(330) 717-6335
Secretary:
Mike Leone
(724) 554-9544
Events Chair:
Linda Zimliki
Past President:
Larry Pietropaoli
(724)327-1762
(724) 869-9405
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